Physical Therapist Assistant SIG

The PPTA Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Special Interest Group is a state-wide volunteer organization that brings together any member of the Pennsylvania Chapter (PTAs) in good standing who share an interest in the evidence-based care as a physical therapy assistant.

Benefits of membership include peer-to-peer networking, providing a forum for education as a physical therapy assistant, and to identify and promote utilization of standards of competency for practice, research, and education as a physical therapy assistant.

Membership to the PPTA Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group is free. PTA members are auto-enrolled into the PTA SIG. If you would like to opt out, please contact the PPTA Office.

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PPTA Steven Kolumban PTA Award

The Steven Koumban PTA Award acknowledges a Physical Therapist Assistant member of the PPTA who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in clinical practice, community service, and personal commitment to Physical Therapy. A nominee for the award must be a member of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, as well as

  • A member in good standing of the PTA Special Interest Group for two (2) years

  • An individual may receive the award only once in a three (3) year period.

  • Members of the PTA SIG Executive Committee shall not be eligible for the award during their respective terms of service.

View the Criteria & story of the Steven Kolumban PTA SIG Award
Review Our Past Steven Kolumban SIG Award Winners

PTA Advanced Proficiency

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Ann Lowrey
Northwest District
Term ends: 12/31/20
Northwest District
Term ends: 12/31/20
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Sarah Daley
PTA SIG Vice-Chair
Term ends: 12/31/21 
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Jennifer Novik
PTA SIG Secretary
Term ends: 12/31/2022 
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